A TANK is still parked outside Wickes in Basingstoke, to protest against a customer's 'poor quality' kitchen fit.

As previously reported, Paul Gibbons, 63, from Kingsclere, had been looking to install a new kitchen in his property, enquiring to numerous businesses before approaching Wickes in Basingstoke in February to carry out the work.

The kitchen, which cost £25,000, was intended to be fitted to a high-quality standard within two weeks, but 10 months later Paul is still trying to get issues rectified.

Basingstoke Gazette: Paul Gibbons and a tank outside Wickes on Wednesday, December 27

The tank appeared on Wednesday, December 27, and four days later on Sunday, December 31, New Year's Eve, a Gazette reporter visited the store and found it is still there. 

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"They keep palming me off." Paul said.

He continued: "They would send somebody round to look at what needs doing, but what needs doing is they need to take it out and they need to give me my money back and give me my out-of-pocket expenses. That's it. No more, no less."

The vehicle itself is a 1963 Abbot self-propelled gun, and while not technically a tank, it certainly looks like one.

The tank has received a lot of attention in the national and international media - with news outlets in Australia covering Paul's story.

A spokesperson for Wickes previously said: "We are aware of the situation at the Basingstoke store and would like to apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused to shoppers visiting the store today.

"Our Customer Relations team is in contact with the customer to discuss their installation and help to resolve the issue."